In terms of countertops, granite has actually been the king for decades. However, other materials and colors are becoming more widely used and accepted as great choices not just in terms of looks, but durability as well.
Quartz is an example of this kind of durable and unique material. If you’re considering adding new countertops to your home, here are several reasons to consider:
- Durability. Quartz countertops are a manufactured material that imitates stone. Because it’s manmade, it has all the strength of stone with none of the imperfections of porous nature. So, that means it's strong and easy to clean.
- Greener Product. The manufacturing process of quartz countertops involves the grinding up and re-using leftover portions of stone with added colors and flecks of materials. The re-using of old materials and giving them new life can help you feel good about the purchase of your quartz countertops.
- Consistency. While granite countertops might vary in terms of color and size of the inclusions, quartz countertops are able to give you a consistent color and particle size every time. This means the countertop you choose will be the same color as the sample you viewed with no surprises.
- Variety. Quartz countertops come in a huge variety of colors — almost anything you can think of! Some styles are nearly identical to even the high-end of granite and some colors would be work well in a contemporary apartment setting. It just depends on your personal taste and style, but the variety means there is a quartz countertop color out there for you.